Colca Canyon

16 Jul 19
Yoga with Nabeel

Hello peeps. Sorry for this interruption…to my standard feed. Recently I’ve been pondering the question “what does yoga mean to me?” It is a question that has come to surface recently because as I travel, I meet more and more people who are curious about yoga and I have to describe yoga in a few […]

15 Jul 19
Chris and Jess go global

Day 83 – 1st day of trek An early 430am start to get to the trek shop for 530am. We packed our bags into the minibus and climbed in, promptly falling asleep. We were in the minibus for 2 hours before we stopped at a remote restaurant for some breakfast, a nice buffet of pasta, […]

14 Jul 19
Chris and Jess go global

Day 79 Even though we were exhausted from the Colca canyon excursion we hardly slept on the overnight bus to Cusco due to the bouncy bus and rocky roads. Luckily our hostel had our room ready when we arrived so straight to bed! Today was a rest and admin day, wrote up some blogs and […]

14 Jul 19
Chris and Jess go global

Day 77 We woke to melodic Aegean sea alarm tones at 3am, gently stirring us in preparation for what was to be a mammoth day. The -2 degrees air was harsh and refreshing against our uncovered faces whilst we waited for our 4am bus. We bundled onto the local bus, caged alongside native people with […]

14 Jul 19
Suitcase Sagas

There is so much more to explore in Peru beyond Machu Picchu!

12 Jul 19
Sandsbox

We set our alarms for 2:45am and we’re out to the bus just after 3. We travelled the 3 hours to the Colca Canyon while it was still dark and stopped a 6 for breakfast (included in your price). It was really cold part way through the trip and it turns out we were at […]

12 Jul 19
Sandsbox

We arrived to Misti hostel and B&B at 6 am well before check in but the owner let us sleep in a dorm room for a couple of hours which was very nice of him seeing as we had barely slept on the overnight bus.  We had breakfast and then went out exploring for the day. […]

11 Jul 19
The Daily Briley

Arequipa is often referred to as the White City because it is almost entirely made from white volcanic rock called sillar. Nestled in between mountains and volcanoes in the desert region of Peru, it is the second largest city in the country, attracting residents and travelers from far and wide to it’s stunning streets. Most […]

11 Jul 19
Yoga with Nabeel

June 14-16 Colca Canyon, Peru I was picked up at 3:00am from the Casona Plaza Hotel near the main square (Plaza de Armas) in Arequipa. I was in a big bus with a lot of people, so I felt a little confused at first. Then I realized that there was a mix of people on […]

11 Jul 19
A Pocketful of Postcards

Jamie isn’t happy with the title because it was actually a mule. My sincerest apologies go out to any mule fans out there – I’m doing my best! We may have cheated a little bit on the third, and hardest, day of the trek. Well we tried to cheat, but it didn’t go perfectly. We […]

11 Jul 19
A Pocketful of Postcards

2nd day of our trek and we sat down with our expanded group of 5 for breakfast. Banana’s were heavily on my no-go list before Jamie and I set off for South America but a combination of trying to brave it now with foods I hate and the fact they were disguised by crépes and […]

10 Jul 19
A Pocketful of Postcards

It was the 27th June and time for likely the most physically challenging part of our South American adventure – a three day trek through Peru’s Colca Canyon, self-dubbed ‘The Rose’. I call it this because this is probably one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to in this country, but it might hurt […]